Vanderford Honored With Hartford-Nicholson Award From SRAI

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2020) – The Society of Research Administrators International will be presenting its 2020 Hartford-Nicholson Award to University of Kentucky faculty Nathan Vanderford. Vanderford, an...

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Vanderford Honored With Hartford-Nicholson Award From SRAI

The Society of Research Administrators International will be presenting its 2020 Hartford-Nicholson Award to University of Kentucky faculty Nathan Vanderford. Vanderford, an assistant professor in the...

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Voluntary COVID Self-Report Survey

The survey below is entirely voluntary. We are creating a way for students to anonymously self-report a positive COVID status for themselves or having had close contact with an individual who has a positive...

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Congratulations to our Qualifying Exam Students

Congratulations to all of our doctoral students that have passed their Qualifying Exams! Pratik Thapa (Mentor: Dr. Qiou Wei) Jenni Ho (Mentor: Dr. Daret St. Clair) Yanning Hao (Mentor: Dr. Qiou Wei) Xiaojing...

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Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

The events of the several months have brought the ideals of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity to a fine focus. Our Department recognizes that we can improve and we are committed to doing so. Our ultimate...

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Dr. Jian Fu Appointed to NIH Innate Immunity & Inflammation Study Section

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jian Fu has been appointed to serve as a member of the NIH Innate Immunity and Inflammation Study Section, for the term beginning July 2020 and ending June 2024. NIH study...

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Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Arenas on a Successful Defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Arenas on a Successful Defense! Dr. Arenas successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 9, 2020. Also, congratulations to her mentor, Dr. Haining Zhu, and her other committee...

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Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Johnson!

Dr. Jeremy Johnson has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Examination of the Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase as a Therapeutic Modality for Triple Negative Breast Cancer." Congratulations to...

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Course Variety in MSMS Program Helped Courtney Kelson Find Her Calling

With the intention of eventually pursuing a career in medicine, Georgia native Courtney Kelson earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Georgia State University. But after learning the full...

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Dr. Brainson's Lab Working to Make Lung Cancer Treatments More Effective

Lung cancer is a complex and devastating disease, especially in the Commonwealth. In fact, Kentuckians are twice as likely as the rest of U.S. citizens to develop squamous cell carcinoma and small-cell lung...

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We are pleased to announce that we are still accepting applications for our Master's of Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics program. The Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics...

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Congratulations to Dr. Diane Begemann

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Begemann on successfully defending her PhD thesis on March 25, 2020. We could also like to thank and congratulate her mentor, Dr. Natasha Kyprianou, her committee members, and...

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Dr. Daret St. Clair Awarded the IOWA Medicine Alumni Award for Achievement

Dr. Daret St. Clair was nominated and selected as the recipient of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumna Award for Achievement for her pioneering work in...

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College of Medicine grad triumphs through tragedy to inspire next generation

As the oldest girl of nine children, Jazmyne Barney always knew she served an important role in her family. She was the “mom of the sibling group,” as she calls it, and because of this, she felt she had the...

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Congratulations to Dr. Peter Van Wie!

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Van Wie on successfully defending his dissertation, "The role of neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 9 in enhanced aggressiveness of hexavalent...

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Congratulations to Successful Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Martina Lin (Mentor: Dr. Chengfeng Yang), Stephanie Bryant Rock (Mentor: Dr. Mark Evers), Chaohao Li (Mentor: Dr. Xiaoqi Liu), Nick Howard (Mentor: Dr. Isabel Mellon) and Tanner DuCote (...

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